Addis Ababa and Washington DC have renewed their sister city agreement. Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa, Engineer Takele Uma and the visiting Mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser signed the agreement in the Ethiopian capital today.
The two countries have agreed to work together in the economic, health, business, technology, innovation, cultural exchange, and green development sectors.
Since 2013, Washington DC has had a sister
city agreement and protocol of friendship with Addis Ababa.
Mayor Bowser arrived in Addis Ababa last Saturday at the invitation of Engineer Takele.
On Sunday, she visited the Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela in Amhara regional state and the Unity Park in Addis Ababa.
In celebration of Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed’s visit to Washington last year, Mayor Bowser proclaimed July 28, 2018 “Ethiopia Day in DC.”
Home to more than 30,000 Ethiopian immigrants, the Washington, DC metropolitan area has the largest population of Ethiopia-born people in the United States.